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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 00:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 13' South, Longitude: 172° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.34 meters/second, 1534.8 km/hour, 953.7 miles/hour or 828.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.90 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 misouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.9"953.34 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth953.33 mi
24 hours0° 07' 12.8"7.65 mieast0° 03' 15.2"3.73 misouth8.51 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 14, 2012 at 00:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 21' South, Longitude: 177° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.73 meters/second, 1500.2 km/hour, 932.2 miles/hour or 810.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.0"15.54 miwest0° 00' 03.2"0.06 minorth15.54 mi
1 hour14° 22' 08.3"931.98 miwest0° 03' 21.8"3.86 minorth932.16 mi
24 hours14° 51' 03.9"963.23 mieast2° 00' 28.2"138.12 minorth979.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaFri 11:24 AM618 km384 miles334 nmWest W
Port VilaFri 11:24 AM741 km460 miles400 nmNorthwest NW
KingstonFri 11:54 AM782 km486 miles422 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Nadi *Fri 1:24 PM797 km495 miles430 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Fri 1:24 PM816 km507 miles441 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Fri 1:24 PM844 km525 miles456 nmNortheast NE
LuganvilleFri 11:24 AM1013 km629 miles547 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaFri 1:24 PM1301 km808 miles702 nmEast E
Auckland *Fri 1:24 PM1528 km950 miles825 nmSouth S
FunafutiFri 12:24 PM1783 km1108 miles963 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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